Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Assists listed and unlisted companies from various sectors, including energy and natural resources, financial services and real estate. Possesses long-standing experience advising on China-related M&A and corporate finance matters. Also able to represent clients on regional and international transactions from its Greater China offices. Advised China Vanadium Titano-Magnetite Mining on its HKD25 million acquisition of 32% equity interest in Mancala.

Foreign desks The firm's China desk in Australia is led by Adam Handley from Perth. The team has extensive credentials and experience working on Chinese-related M&A matters, with a long history of dealing with cross-border deals. Often handles Chinese investments in the Australian transport infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

The New Zealand team regularly advises on corporate and M&A transactions related to China and Hong Kong. Its work includes advising on share acquisitions and equity investments, regularly acting for Chinese companies interested into entering the New Zealand market. Active on cross-border transactions relating to technology and shipping. A recent work highlight saw the team assisting CITIC Capital Partners on its acquisition of the New Zealand-listed company Trilogy International.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Mok handles takeovers and mergers, corporate restructurings and financings. Her counsel is frequently sought by China-based companies in relation to both their domestic and outbound investments. One client describes her as "highly regarded," remarking that she is "very experienced and knowledgeable in her respective field."

Auckland-based Cathy Quinn is lauded by clients as "an outstanding lawyer who is one of the best in New Zealand." She leads the office's China team and is familiar with handling complex takeover transactions.